23
Sep
2004

NABU kämpft für Erhaltung der letzten weißen Haie

Biologisch ausgestorben: NABU kämpft für Erhaltung der letzten weißen Haie (23.09.04)

Wenn bei der diesjährigen Cites-Artenschutzkonferenz in Bangkok nichts unternommen wird, ist es sehr wahrscheinlich, dass der Weiße Hai ausstirbt. Zu diesem Schluss kommt Heike Finke, Artenschutzexpertin beim NABU, dem Naturschutz-Bund Deutschland. Forscher sprächen schon heute davon dass er "biologisch ausgestorben" ist. Es sei nämlich unwahrscheinlich, dass die jetzige Generation von Weibchen noch ins gebärfähige Alter kommt. Sie erreichen erst mit 15 bis 18 Jahren die Geschlechtsreife, ihre männlichen Artgenossen brauchen immerhin acht bis zehn Jahre. Hinzu kommt eine Schwangerschaftszeit von 18 Monaten. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Haiarten die auch schon zu großen Teilen vom Aussterben bedroht sind, ist der Fall des weißen Haies daher besonders dringend.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=9371

Wale sterben durch Lärm

Laute Meere: Wale sterben durch Lärm (23.09.04)

Wale und andere Meeressäugetiere sterben, weil die Weltmeere heutzutage immer stärker durch Lärm betroffen sind. Hauptquellen des Unterwasser-Lärms sind laut der Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) die Suche nach Öl und Gas und der Einsatz von niederfrequenten Militärsonaren. WDCS schlägt daher einen Aktionsplan vor, um die Unterwasser-Lärmbelästigung zu regulieren. So sei bewiesen worden, dass Lärm einen Hörverlust bei Walen, Delfinen und Schweinswalen verursacht, was die Meeressäugetiere verletzen und dazu führen kann, dass sie stranden und dabei sterben.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=9367

September 23, 2004

http://tinyurl.com/6jw3g

Release the Gloomy CIA Analysis of Iraq's Future

http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/hbKM0IEmZM0Mav0qjU0AV

The occupation of Iraq is going badly. American casualties are up dramatically. Great Britain is about to pull out a third of its troops, and the United Nations says it will not conduct national elections unless the security situation dramatically improves. Unfortunately, Mr. Bush continues to assert that the U.S. has a plan and that progress is being made.

The CIA, in a classified report produced in July, says just the opposite, according to press reports. The American people must know the truth about Iraq.

Click here to urge your senator to join Senators McCain and Graham in demanding that the President release the new Iraq National Intelligence Estimate immediately:
http://act.actforchange.com/cgi-bin7/DM/y/hbKM0IEmZM0Mav0qjU0AV

Please forward this newsletter to your friends and help spread the word about this important campaign!

Rights & Liberties

September 23, 2004

Terror in Black and White
William Jelani Cobb, Africana.com. September 23, 2004.
Terror – and specifically racial terrorism – in America has roots almost as old as the country itself.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/19977/

Taking Liberties
David Cole, The Nation. September 22, 2004.
With the latest Detroit convictions overturned, Ashcroft has not convicted a single person of terrorism since 9/11.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/19948/

Racism and the Election
Ted Glick, ColorLines RaceWire. September 17, 2004.
A new nonpartisan group is dedicated to mobilizing the vote in communities of color and letting the presidential candidates know they're being watched.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/19928/

Keeping the Color Line
Roberto Lovato, Pacific News Service. September 16, 2004.
Why are many progressive organizations, as well as the Republican and Democratic parties, still so blindingly white?
http://www.alternet.org/rights/19907/

The Women of Wal-Mart
Geri L. Dreiling, AlterNet. September 16, 2004.
A gender discrimination lawsuit offers a glimpse inside the nation's largest private employer and its treatment of women. It ain't pretty.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/19901/

http://www.alternet.org/rights/

Omega-News 23. September 2004

US-Fluglinien sollen Passagierdaten abgeben
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/339647/

Kaum zu kontrollieren
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/339652/

Zahl der Armen in Deutschland wächst
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/337205/

Die Lebenserwartung der Armen in den USA ist unter das Niveau von Bangladesh gesunken
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/338452/

Pentagon sperrt den Zugriff auf offizielle Wahlseite
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/338448/

Neue Innovationsmodelle und alte Verteilungskämpfe
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/335461/

Treibhauseffekt größere Gefahr als Terrorismus
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/335724/

Artentod löst Kettenreaktion aus
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/335727/

Italien gibt Millionen geschützte Vögel zum Abschuss frei
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/334893/

Gen-Mais soll zugelassen werden
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/334898/

Krieg nicht nachträglich legitimieren
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/334896/

Von den "No Fly"-Listen zu "No Transportation"-Listen?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/331927/

Anti-Terror-Datei verfassungswidrig
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/331382/

Genmanipuliertes Öl gefunden
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/331071/

Überwachung von Internettelefonie legalisieren
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/328796/

September 16-22, 2004

Disenfranchisement in America
Denying the vote to students, DC citizens, felons, and non-citizens. Join the fight! Part 3 of a series on voter protection.
http://www.movingideas.org/activism/networks/deny_vote.html

Bringing Human Rights Home
In depth analysis and resources on the politics of U.S. human rights practices.
http://www.movingideas.org/issuesindepth/humanrights.html

Stop Pentagon Interference with Americans Voting Abroad!
Take action today and tell the Pentagon to stop blocking U.S. citizens from voting by restricting access to the web site which provides vital information about voting by absentee ballot!
http://action.movingideas.org/dia/organizations/movingideas/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=171

FEATURED ARTICLES

Indigenous Environmental Justice Issues Enter the Global Ring"
From: INTERHEMISPHERIC RESOURCE CENTER
Talli Nauman
The author discusses how after many decades of often-fruitless insistence on treaty guarantees with the United States, Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are taking their demands beyond the realm of the U.S. civil rights and environmental movements. http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5775

The Health of Latino Communities in the South: Challenges and Opportunities"
From: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA
Findings show that Latinos in the South are reluctant to use public health care programs and facilities due to barriers such as lack of information about available services, lack of insurance, insufficient numbers of bilingual, bicultural personnel, and disparate treatment. http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5736

The Urgent Need for Reform of Wholesale Telecommunications Regulation in California
From: ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
In an attempt to promote healthy competition in the telecommunications industry, in 2002 and 2003 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) sharply cut the rates at which existing telephone companies are required to lease portions of their telephone networks to new competitors. This new report illustrates how the plan backfired.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5781

DOMESTIC SOCIAL

Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Workers' Rights?
From: AMERICAN RIGHTS AT WORK
A comparison of where Bush and Kerry stand on workers' rights.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5735

Employers Threaten, Coerce and Bribe Employers to Bust Their Unions
From: AMERICAN RIGHTS AT WORK
The latest edition of Eye on the National Labor Relations Board showcases how the very process established for workers to express their will is often turned into a union-busting strategy.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5770

Establishment of Paternity and Enforcement of Support Orders When a Member of the Military Is Involved
From: CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY
Paula Roberts
The Department of Defense employs approximately 1.4 million active duty military personnel, 1.4 million reservists, 2 million retirees, and 800 thousand civilian employees. Many of these employees and retirees are non-custodial parents. This memo to child support advocates details how to deal with the military in establishing and enforcing support orders.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5772

Comments to the Employment and Training Administration on the EMILE System
From: CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY
Abbey Frank
These comments, submitted to the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, discuss the proposed new method of data collection under the Workforce Investment Act - the EMILE system.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5773

Action Alert: CodePink in Florida
From: CODEPINK
CodePink calls for action in Florida where the voting troubles of the 2000 election seem to be repeating themselves.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5737

2004 U.S. Senate Elections Have High Stakes for America's Middle Class
From: DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
This report shows which candidates for re-election voted with the middle class in 2003.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5742

Gearing Up: States Face the New Medicare Law - Is Your State Ready for 2006?
From: FAMILIES USA
An introduction to what the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit means for Medicaid.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5769

Memo to Members: Low Income Housing News
From: NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION
In this issue: New Prisoner Re-entry Bills, Changes Sought for One-Strike; New Funds Don't Meet All Voucher Needs; Officer and Teacher Next Door Programs Have Mixed Results; and much more.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5738

Counting Prisoners at Home Would Not Share Problems Seen in Overseas Americans Test Enumeration
From: PRISON POLICY INITIATIVE
Peter Wagner
A proposed change in how the U.S. Census counts the incarcerated would not mean the kinds of expense and accuracy problems seen in a recent test enumeration of overseas Americans.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5744

Enriching Summer Work: An Evaluation of the Summer Career Exploration Program
From: PUBLIC/PRIVATE VENTURES
Wendy S. McClanahan, Cynthia L. Sipe and Thomas J. Smith
Researchers found that implementation of the Summer Career Exploration Program (SCEP), a privately funded summer jobs program for low-income teens, was strong, but program impacts were less impressive.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5752

The Vanishing Black Electorate
From: THE SENTENCING PROJECT
This report documents that felony disenfranchisement laws will result in one of every seven black males in Atlanta being ineligible to vote in this November's election. The study also finds that while black males in Atlanta are registered to vote at an 11 percent lower rate than other groups, more than two-thirds of this differential is explained by disenfranchisement practices.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5764

Crashing the Parties: The Problem of Ballot Access
From: THE CENTURY FOUNDATION
Tova Andrea Wang
The author argues that the latest quixotic bid for the presidency by Ralph Nader raises a relatively obscure issue when it comes to the debate over the democratic process - access to the ballot for candidates. She provides a rundown of arguments for and against ballot access regulations, and discusses Nader's experience with different state laws.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5760

Public Opinion Watch
From: THE CENTURY FOUNDATION
In this issue: Why the Race Is a Lot Closer Than People Think, and Labor Day Leads and Possible Election Outcomes This Year.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5776

DOMESTIC ECONOMIC

Many Middle-class Families Likely will Wind up Net Losers from the ‘Middle-class’ Tax Cuts
From: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
This report concludes that if Congress does not offset the cost of extending the "middle-class" tax cuts now, it will have to do so later, and many if not most middle-class families are likely to end up losing more than they gain from the tax cuts. The middle class would be clear net winners if the tax package were offset now by corporate tax reforms that have passed the House and Senate.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5767

The Chronic Problem of Declining Health Coverage
From: ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
Elise Gould
This report details the decline in employer-provided health coverage and its impact on American workers and their families by gender, race, education, and by wage and income levels. Her report analyzes the most recent three years of Census data, showing what she calls an emerging health care problem.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5780

Flow of Funds Brief
From: FINANCIAL MARKETS CENTER
During the second quarter of 2004, housing values bubbled to new heights and Americans became increasingly dependent on their homes to generate a larger share of their wealth. Drawing on just-released Federal Reserve Board data, this report examines the details along with the implications for homeowners and mortgage lenders.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5754

Remarks about Federal Reserve Policy
From: FINANCIAL MARKETS CENTER
Tom Schlesinger
Remarks about Federal Reserve policy by FMC executive director to the 36th quadrennial convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5755

Protecting Developing Economies From Price Shocks
From: FINANCIAL POLICY FORUM/DERIVATIVES STUDY CENTER
Randall Dodd
Developing countries are often heavily dependent upon the production and export of a few primary commodities. Worldwide price volatility in these commodities can send significant shocks through these vulnerable economies. This study explores policy options such as commodity bonds, Stabilization Funds and hedging through derivatives as means to protect developing economies and their government budgets from international price fluctuations.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5766

Oregon's Minimum Wage Hike Defies Bush Economic Agenda
From: OREGON CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
On New Year's Day when Oregon's minimum wage will jump 20 cents to $7.25 per hour, the Oregon Center for Public Policy says it will defy the Bush Administration's economic agenda that has favored the wealthy at the expense of low and moderate income Oregonians, the majority of Oregonians.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5746

OMB Watcher
From: OMB WATCH
In this issue: Cyclically Adjusted Deficit Reaches Record High; Congress Defies White House, Saves Overtime for Millions; Congressional Report Cites Growing Bush Secrecy; and much more.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5765

Poverty, Depression, and Congressional Inaction
From: THE CENTURY FOUNDATION
Libby Perl
While the results of a new depression study argue for programs that provide comprehensive financial and educational support for low-income mothers and their children, the author argues that such help will not be coming from Congress this session.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5762

FOREIGN POLICY

Take Action Against Missile Defense Going 'On Alert'
From: WOMEN'S ACTION FOR NEW DIRECTIONS
On October 1, missile defense officially goes "on alert." WAND urges people to learn more and speak out about the ills of this system: the administration's denial, the destabilizing effect of missile defense on national security, and the billions of taxpayer dollars being lost.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5768

U.S. Opens Global Front In Stem-Cell Debate
From: THE CENTURY FOUNDATION
Jeffrey Laurenti
As President Bush prepares to lead off the annual debate in the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, representatives of the world's 190 other countries have learned that among the President's most urgent priorities for the world body this year is… a global treaty to prohibit human cloning.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5763

COMMENTARY

Texas Film-School Massacre
From: THE AMERICAN PROSPECT
Noy Thrupkaew
Michael Moore-bashing, conspiracy theories, and more at the first conservative film festival.
http://www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=8568

If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist
From: THE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE
William Marina
While delegates to the GOP convention were congratulating themselves for their candidate's tough stand against terrorism, the author argues that the Bush administration was creating an international incident - little publicized in the United States - by harboring a notorious group of international terrorists on U.S. soil.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5740

Stand Up to Putin
From: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
Robert Kagan
The author argues that Vladimir Putin, the aspiring dictator of Russia, has forced President Bush to reveal how committed he really is to the cause of democracy around the world.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5757

Sad Hints of a Bloody Future
From: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
Moises Naim
The author comments on elections and protests in Venezuela.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5758

Looking for Threats in All the Wrong Places
From: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
Joseph Cirincione
The author discusses administration reaction to September 11 and their perception that Saddam Hussein was the threat.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5759

Indonesia: U.S. Underwriting Terrorism?
From: FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS
Conn Hallinan
The author says that behind a recent, highly controversial indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bush administration is maneuvering to revive military ties with the Indonesian Army (TNI), one of the world's most oppressive institutions.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5771

Lebanon No Model For Iraq
From: FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS
Ronald Bruce St John
Increasingly desperate to find a winning formula in Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials are promoting Lebanon as a political model for Iraq. The author agrees, the situation in Iraq is looking more and more like Lebanon - but not the "Lebanese model" Cheney talks about.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5774

So Far, You Can Fool Most of the People Most of the Time
From: THE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE
Ivan Eland
Despite all of the death and mayhem in Iraq and counterproductive results in the war on terror, the author argues that the ever-chipper President Bush soldiers on with upbeat assessments of those efforts in campaign appearances. And the ever-gullible American voter is apparently willing to believe him.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5753

Governor Fails California Students by Vetoing Parents' Right to Know Bill
From: PUBLIC CITIZEN
Anna Blackshaw
The author argues that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to veto AB 1988, which requires school board approval, public disclosure and parental notification before irradiated foods can be purchased for school lunch programs, deprives California's students and parents of valuable information about what is in their school lunches.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5777

Texas Indictments Should Spur Inquiry Into Rep. DeLay's Role in Possibly Illegal Fundraising Scheme
From: PUBLIC CITIZEN
In light of the felony indictments against three of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's top fund-raising lieutenants, Public Citizen argues that the House ethics committee should immediately move forward with a formal inquiry into a complaint alleging that DeLay improperly solicited corporate campaign contributions.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5778

Milking the Middle Class
From: TOMPAINE.COM
Fernando Ferrer
The author comments on the findings in the Drum Major Institute's report card on how legislators stand on helping the middle class.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5743

The Fearful Voter
From: TOMPAINE.COM
David Corn
The author takes stock of what he sees as the Kerry campaign's inability to catch fire. Everyone these days has advice for the presidential contender. But what's the campaign to do when fear is the prime motivator of this year's voter?
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5748

Storm Blockers
From: TOMPAINE.COM
David Helvarg
Lloyds of London won't insure the section of Florida that's in the path of Hurricane Ivan. But the federal government does. The author is all for the government helping people - but against encouraging stupid building decisions. As he explains, tax subsidies actually encourage construction in areas that are vulnerable to hurricane damage.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5749

Gossing Over The Record
From: TOMPAINE.COM
Ray McGovern
Politics and intelligence reform are a noxious mix, according to the author. Last month, the author commented on the factors that ensured Porter Goss would get kid-glove treatment during his nomination hearing. Here, the author reminds us why Goss is a terrible choice for a job critical to this nation's security.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5750

The Case Of Moore v. Times
From: TOMPAINE.COM
Richard Blow
The New York Times has refused to grant permission for rabble-rousing filmmaker Michael Moore to reprint its mea culpa about Iraq in Moore's upcoming book. The reason? The Times doesn't want to becoming "part of a political battle." It's a little late for that, says the author.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5751

Them's Fightin' Words: Opposition in NON-Swing States Can Stand Up, Too
From: WORKINGFORCHANGE.COM
Molly Ivins
Letter from a non-swing state: Every political reporter and his hamster is covering the swing states, the author argues. Here's the news from the rest of the country.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5730

Women Terrorists - Hear Them Roar
From: WORKINGFORCHANGE.COM
Ellen Goodman
The author writes that terror organizers take advantage of stereotypes of women as exclusively peaceful.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5731

The Rapture Racket
From: WORKINGFORCHANGE.COM
Bill Berkowitz
The author wonders what the world might be like if the Book of Revelation didn't mandate death, destruction and the annihilation of all but true believers.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5732

Messing Up and Fessing Up: Dan Rather & Bush
From: WORKINGFORCHANGE.COM
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
The author says Dan Rather got it right when admitting fault. Will Dubya follow suit?
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5733

True Conservatives Would Back Kerry
From: WORKINGFORCHANGE.COM
Robert Scheer
The author says the right should recoil from Bush's war without end.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5734

ANNOUNCEMENTS

America's Second Harvest Announces 2004 Hunger's Hope Award Winners
From: AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST
At its annual conference, America's Second Harvest, the Nation's Food Bank Network, the largest charitable hunger-relief organization, announced the winners of this year's Hunger's Hope Awards.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5741

Brennan Center Attorney to Testify at Chicago City Council Hearings on Proposed Law to Improve Job Standards at Wal-Mart
From: BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE
Brennan Center for Justice attorney, Nathan Newman, testifies before the Chicago City Council in support of a proposed ordinance that would require retailers like Wal Mart to pay a living wage, plus health care benefits.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5747

What They're Saying
From: FINANCIAL MARKETS CENTER
A new feature of FMC's website offers one-stop viewing of Federal Reserve Board officials' speeches and testimony. The most recent inventory includes links, summaries and commentary covering the period August 12 - September 20.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5756

Release of ‘Breaking Through: Helping Low-Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers’
From: JOBS FOR THE FUTURE
Jobs for the Future, in partnership with the National Council for Workforce Education, invites you to attend the release on October 19 in Baltimore of research identifying key practices and strategies for increasing the number of low-skill, low-income adults who earn postsecondary occupational degrees.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5739

Project Announcement: Afghanistan Watch
From: THE CENTURY FOUNDATION
In Afghanistan Watch, a new project from The Century Foundation, readers are provided with key information and thoughtful commentary in language accessible to non-experts.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5761

Announcing PublicBonds.org: New Website Promotes Accountability and ‘Demystifies’ the Bond Market
From: GOOD JOBS FIRST
Good Jobs First (GJF) announces the launch of a new website at www.publicbonds.org. The Public Bonds site is a resource for community activists, public officials, journalists, researchers and others who are interested in promoting accountability in government borrowing for public infrastructure, prisons or schools.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5745

‘New Stealth PACs’ Secretively Spend Millions to Sway Elections; PhRMA Appears to Have Bankrolled Seniors Groups
From: PUBLIC CITIZEN
Public Citizen seeks IRS probe of potential tax law violations, launches new web site - www.stealthpacs.org - and database to track 501(c) non-profit groups active in elections.
http://www.movingideas.org/cgi-bin/rd/epn_letter.pl?id=5779

The Truth is out there

by Lady Liberty

Liberty For All

09/23/04

If we truly want to take our freedom back, and if we ever want to have respect and trust for our politicians and government again, we must not only acknowledge the facts; we must act on them. Though there are conspiracy theories now popping up on the Internet that voting itself could soon be denied us, for the moment those are just more unbelievable accusations. They'll stay that way if we take action for real change while we still can...

http://www.libertyforall.net/2004/oct3/Truth.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Human rights in the war on terror

by Kenneth Roth

Boston Globe

09/22/04

Neither side in this year's presidential election got it right in the recent exchange over a more 'sensitive' war on terrorism. Dick Cheney knocked down a straw man by suggesting falsely that John Kerry wants more sensitivity to Al Qaeda. Kerry spoke not of Al Qaeda but of sensitivity 'to other nations [that] brings them to our side and lives up to American values.' However, behind that thought Kerry seems concerned mainly with better diplomatic relations. ... A campaign against terrorism that is sensitive not just to other nations but to the values they share would pay greater attention to international human rights and humanitarian law. These laws embody the restraints on war and law enforcement that the nations of the world have collectively agreed to, even in times of serious security threats. The Bush administration, however, has fought terrorism as if these restraints don't apply....

http://makeashorterlink.com/?H54562A59

Lies that justified the Iraq War

An interview with Karen Kwiatkowski

by Scott Horton

The Weekend Interview Show

"Scott [Horton] interviews Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski about the lies that justified the Iraq war, the liars who told them, why they wanted to invade Iraq, the failures of the 9/11 Commission Report, and the election." [audio - available in streaming or MP3 format] (09/18/04)

http://weekendinterviewshow.com/InterviewDisplay.aspx?i=32



Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

House Plans to Revive Parts of Patriot Act II

This is moving an unconstitutional process. Being that, void of law and unenforceable. The PEOPLE have to be the enforcers on those who are enforcing outlaw rules. Do not let this agenda get hold in America or the Republic is a memory. It is UP TO US. SAY NO TO OUTLAW RULES NOW. STOP THIS MACHINE. Do NOT be deceived that it has anything at all to do with protecting anybody. We have to start protecting ourselves from those who have subverted the law.

A Voice for Children



House Plans to Revive Parts of Patriot Act II as Senate 9/11 Commission Bill Advances

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB3OV0KGZD.html

by Jesse J. Holland Associated Press Writer
Published: Sep 23, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - House leaders want to increase federal investigators' anti-terrorism powers similiar to a Patriot Act II draft proposal from last year, as senators make final changes in their legislation addressing the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations.

In a draft of the House GOP legislation obtained by The Associated Press, many of the provisions were similar to the draft copy of the "Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003" that a nonprofit group said had leaked out of the Justice Department in January 2003.

Justice Department officials said at that time that they had made no final decision on the legislation, and never submitted it to Congress. But many of the anti-terrorism provisions of that draft show up in the House discussion draft section on terrorism prevention and prosecution that is part of the proposed House legislation.

Among the provisions are measures on the deportation of aliens who become members of or help terrorist groups, required pretrial detention for terrorism suspects, warrants against non-citizens even when a target can't be tied directly to a foreign power, and enhanced penalties for threats or attempts to use chemical or nuclear weapons against the United States, including attacks through the mail system.

A spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said Wednesday that House members were still working on a final version of the legislation.

A Justice Department spokesman said they had not seen the House draft. Republicans have hailed the Patriot Act as a critical tool in the post-Sept. 11 war on terrorism, while many Democrats charge it authorizes heavy-handed infringements on civil liberties. The House is expected to begin marking up the far-reaching bill next week.

The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to begin final consideration of its legislation creating a national intelligence director and a national counterterrorism center next week. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 17-0 to send a bill to the full Senate for consideration, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., has blocked off the week to work on it, said Sen. Susan Collins, the committee chairwoman.

Several senators are calling for a slower pace, saying the changes are too far reaching to rush. "I'm willing to break with the president and say, 'Let's not do this before the election,'" Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, said Wednesday.

Collins, R-Maine, said she vehemently disagrees with those who want to wait. "If we wait till next year, I would bet you that nothing will happen," she said.

Senate leaders plan to add other 9/11 commission recommendations when the bill reaches the floor. But the House's draft deals with many facets of the intelligence and national security structure up front.

The Sept. 11 commission contended the nation's 15 military and civilian intelligence agencies' failure to cooperate precluded an effective defense that might have prevented the 2001 terror attacks on New York City and Washington. The panel recommended creation of a national intelligence director to control and coordinate all the agencies.

In addition, the commission called for more safeguards at home, such as setting national standards for issuance of drivers' licenses and other identification, improving "no-fly" and other terrorist watch lists and using more biometric identifiers to screen travelers at ports and borders.

House leaders are expected to take the White House's suggestions on creating a national intelligence director who would control the nation's 15 intelligence agencies. The House plan would let the intelligence chief coordinate nonmilitary spy agencies, but would limit the director's hiring and budgetary control - making that position weaker than envisioned by the 9/11 commission and the Senate.

The House draft also addresses the other recommendations by instituting tighter controls on birth certificates and creating an electronic birth and death registration system and tightening up driver license requirements.

The draft obtained by the AP also shows House Republicans want increased border security and customs agents and crackdowns on illegal immigration, including fines of up to $10,000 and possible prison time for illegal immigrants, and penalties for states who don't allow their local law enforcement agents to help with immigration enforcement.

AP-ES-09-23-04 0256EDT

The Killing Fields

Mourning the Warrior, and Questioning the War

Chris Hedges, a seasoned war correspondent and author of "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," interviews Sue Niederer, a gold star mother who was arrested for asking Laura Bush, "Why don't your children serve?" The photograph of Niederer was taken by Dith Pran, the photojournalist portrayed in the film, "The Killing Fields," about the war in Cambodia...

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/NewsArticle.cfm?ID=2055

Forgotten Casualties of Iraq War

Mentally scarred by experiences in Iraq, returning US soldiers say the military isn't giving them the help they deserve. "The DOD [Department of Defense] is taking great care of the acutely injured, the injuries you can see, the burns, the lost arms and legs that they're treating with state-of-the-art prosthetics," says Stephen Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, a veterans' advocacy organisation in Silver Spring, Md. "But they're doing a horrible job with the other injuries that aren't quite so evident."

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/NewsArticle.cfm?ID=2054

Iraq might as well be Vietnam

For the troops on the ground, Iraq might as well be Vietnam

The growing toll detailing the human cost of the Iraq War just began. Americans know thousands of our soldiers are returning home with serious brain injuries, shrapnel wounds, amputated limbs, and psychiatric problems. Yet there is another story: More than 10,000 veterans of Iraq and/or Afghanistan are seeking readjustment counseling caused by intense and prolonged urban combat. The article below provides a stark reminder of the facts. Other recent related articles are included...

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/NewsArticle.cfm?ID=2047

Handy als tödliche Unfallursache

23. September 2004, 09:06

Handy als tödliche Unfallursache – Jährlich 40 Tote durch Telefonieren im Auto

Verkehrsclubs Österreich (VCÖ)

Telefonieren am Steuer ist eine stark unterschätzte Unfallgefahr in Österreich. Mehr als 40 Verkehrstote und 4500 Verletzte gibt es dadurch jährlich laut einer am Mittwoch veröffentlichten Rechnung des Verkehrsclubs Österreich (VCÖ). Damit fordert das Telefonieren am Steuer - egal ob mit oder ohne Freisprecheinrichtung - rund 15-mal so viele Todesopfer wie Geisterfahrten. Durch letztere kamen in den vergangenen drei Jahren sieben Menschen ums Leben.

Verpflichtung zur Verwendung von Freisprechanlagen

Für den VCÖ wird deutlich, dass die Verpflichtung zur Verwendung von Freisprechanlagen immer seltener eingehalten wird. Dabei haben Studien in England gezeigt, so der Verkehrsclub, dass Personen, die ohne Freisprecheinrichtung telefonierten, eine längere Reaktionszeit hatten als Personen, die mit 0,8 Promille alkoholisiert waren, und sie machten um 40 Prozent mehr Fahrfehler.

Doch immer mehr telefonieren "ohne"

Seit 1999 ist in Österreich das Telefonieren während des Autofahrens nur mit Freisprechanlage erlaubt. Doch immer mehr telefonieren "ohne". Eine ARBÖ-Erhebung zeigte im Jahr 2000, dass damals 42 Prozent keine Freisprechanlage verwendeten. Damals waren 4,2 Millionen Mobiltelefone angemeldet, heute sind es laut VCÖ 7,2 Millionen. Es telefonieren demnach bereits 55 Prozent ohne Freisprecheinrichtung. Es mangle an Kontrollen - und es fehle das Bewusstsein über die Unfallgefahren. (APA)

http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=1801879

Immer mehr getarnte Handymasten

http://futurezone.orf.at/futurezone.orf?read=detail&id=233448


UMTS-SENDER
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/533096/

The Country that Cried Wolf

http://tinyurl.com/5opac

Mobilfunkantenne muss verschwinden

Neustadt/Weinstr. - Ortsteil Königsbach

Mobilfunkantenne muss verschwinden

Die Mobilfunkantenne auf dem Sendemast bei der Winzergenossenschaft in Königsbach soll entfernt werden. Dies teilte Ortsvorsteher Dieter Eckel auf Anfrage von Ortsbeiratsmitglied Thomas Duppler (CDU) dem Ortsbeirat mit. Laut Auskunft der Stadtverwaltung sei sie ohne Baugenehmigung aufgestellt worden. (krl)

Quelle: Verlag: DIE RHEINPFALZ, Publikation: Mittelhaardter Rundschau, Ausgabe: Nr.221
Datum: Mittwoch, den 22. September 2004, Seite: Nr.14 (Auszug)



Neustadt/Weinstr. - Ortsteil Königsbach

Mobilfunkantenne erhitzt Gemüter

Betreiber schlägt als Alternative Stelle bei Königsbacher Kindergarten vor

Der Handynetzbetreiber E-Plus hat eine Mobilfunkantenne in Königsbach ohne Genehmigung errichtet. Dies bestätigte der Sprecher der Stadtverwaltung Neustadt, Andreas Günther, auf Anfrage, nachdem sich der Ortsbeirat Königsbach mit dem Thema befasst hatte (gestriger Bericht auf Lokalseite 2). Die Pressestelle von E-Plus hat sich trotz mehrfacher Anfrage nicht geäußert.

Die Antennenanlage ist am Mast des SWR-Füllsenders in der Neubergstraße, direkt neben der Winzergenossenschaft, angebracht. E-Plus sei Untermieter des Senders, obwohl der Mast auf stadteigenem Gelände stehe und solche Untermietverhältnisse nicht gestattet seien, sagte Günther. Aufgefallen sei dies allerdings erst nach Hinweisen aus der Bevölkerung bei einer Mobilfunk-Informationsveranstaltung der Stadt. Wann genau die Antenne angebracht und in Betrieb genommen worden ist, ist daher nicht klar. Sie ist aber inzwischen im Mobilfunkkataster der Stadtverwaltung im Internet ( http://www.neustadt-weinstrasse.de ) verzeichnet.

Nach Günthers Angaben ist E-plus bei der Suche nach einem anderen Standort fündig geworden, stößt dabei aber auf wenig Gegenliebe der Verwaltung. Als Alternative habe der Betreiber einen Platz beim Kindergarten in der Neubergstraße vorgeschlagen. Auch wenn noch keine Details bekannt sind, ist der Stadt dies zu nah an einem sensiblen Punkt: Die Verwaltung ist grundsätzlich gegen Sendeanlagen, wenn in deren 200-Meter-Radius Schulen, Kindergärten, Krankenhäuser oder Spielplätze liegen.

Dies entspricht auch einer Vereinbarung zwischen Mobilfunkbetreibern und kommunalen Spitzenverbänden. Darin heißt es, dass Sendeanlagen in der Nähe von Schulen und Kindergärten einer gesonderten Prüfung bedürfen. Bei Kindergärten und Grundschulen seien Sendeanlagen mit größerem Abstand und geringerer Strahlenexposition der Einrichtung vorteilhafter. In der Vereinbarung ist auch geregelt, dass Kommunen rechtzeitig über geplante Standorte von Antennen informiert werden sollen. Dies ist im vorliegenden Fall nicht erfolgt.

Zuletzt hatte die Stadtverwaltung mit einem anderen Mobilfunk-Betreiber um eine Antenne in Hambach gestritten, aber vor Gericht verloren: Das Oberverwaltungsgericht in Koblenz hat entschieden, dass die Stadt eine Baugenehmigung für die bereits im Jahr 2002 errichtete Anlage erteilen müsse (wir berichteten zuletzt am 15. September). (boe)

Einwurf

Mit der Brechstange

Von Sebastian Böckmann

Nach dem Ärger mit Mobilfunk-Sendeanlagen in Winzingen und Hambach gibt es neuen Verdruss in Königsbach. Dort hat das Unternehmen E-Plus offenbar gegen die Vereinbarung zwischen Mobilfunkbetreibern und Kommunen verstoßen, der zufolge letztere rechtzeitig über neue Antennenstandorte informiert werden sollen. Solch hemdsärmeliges Vorgehen spricht nicht dafür, dass die Vereinbarung und vor allem die Sorgen der Bevölkerung ernst genommen werden.

Der Standort selbst ist im Übrigen vermutlich gar nicht so schlecht gewählt, denn er liegt hoch und am Rand der Bebauung - auch wenn das die unmittelbaren Nachbarn der Anlage kaum trösten dürfte.

Wenn E-Plus jedoch als Alternativstandort einen neben dem Kindergarten vorschlägt, könnte man das naiv nennen - oder raffiniert. Wohlwissend, dass eine solche Stelle auf noch mehr Ablehnung stoßen dürfte, kann der Betreiber den ursprünglich gewählten Standort durchdrücken und nachträglich absegnen lassen. Das ist Netzausbau mit der Brechstange.

Quelle: Verlag: DIE RHEINPFALZ, Publikation: Mittelhaardter Rundschau, Ausgabe: Nr.222, Datum: Donnerstag, den 23. September 2004, Seite: Nr.13 und (Ausgabe Speyer ohne Einwurf) Quelle: Verlag: DIE RHEINPFALZ, Publikation: Speyerer Rundschau, Ausgabe: Nr.222, Datum: Donnerstag, den 23. September 2004, Seite: Nr.20


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

Bürgerprotest gegen neue Sendeanlagen erfolgreich

23.09.2004

Mobilfunk: OB sucht neuen Platz

Bürgerprotest gegen neue Sendeanlagen erfolgreich
Dieckmann schaltet sich ein

Von TIM HÖHN

Bonn – Man hatte einfach vergessen, sie zu fragen: die Kessenicher Bürger. Plötzlich stand in der Droste-Hülshoff-Straße ein Mobilfunkmast – direkt neben einem Montessori-Kinderhort. Es hagelte Proteste.

Erfolgreich: Denn nun will OB Bärbel Dieckmann prüfen lassen, ob kein anderer Standort gefunden werden kann. Kessenich unter Strom: Beschwerdebriefe an die Stadt, Plakataktionen, eine Unterschriftenkampagne. Die Anwohner kämpften, wollten nicht, dass der Sender wie geplant im Oktober in Betrieb geht.

Rentnerin Rosemarie Dirmeier: „In einer Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktion wurde der uns vors Haus gesetzt. Ohne mit uns zu sprechen. Die halten uns wohl für dumm.“

Seitdem geht die Angst um. Experten warnen, hochfrequente Strahlen könnten gesundheitsschädlich sein, Krebs und andere Krankheiten mit verursachen.

Wilfried Niehaus (60), Nachbar der Dirmeiers, ist besorgt: „Kessenich ist total verstrahlt. Im Umkreis von einem Kilometer stehen fünf Anlagen.“ Wütend fährt er fort: „Eigentlich müssen solche Antennen hundert Meter Abstand zu Schulen und Kindergärten haben. Aber niemand von der Stadt hat sich hier umgesehen.“ Denn zusätzlich zum Montessori-Hort befinden sich in der Nähe ein weiterer Kindergarten, Schulen und eine Klinik.

Stadtsprecher Friedel Frechen räumte zwar ein, dass die Kindergärten nicht bekannt waren, aber, „da es sich hier um eine kleine Anlage handelt, braucht der Betreiber nur eine planungsrechtliche Ausnahmegenehmigung. Und die hätten wir ihm auch dann juristisch nicht verwehren können, wenn die Kindergärten bekannt gewesen wären.“

Allerdings will die OB nun versuchen, mit dem Betreiber einen neuen Standort für den umstrittenen Mast zu finden.

Für Rosemarie Dirmeier ist die Sachlage eindeutig: „Alle hier fordern, dass auch zukünftig keine Genehmigung erteilt wird.“ Sollte es anders kommen, denken sie und ihr Mann Georg sogar daran, umzuziehen. „Mit weinenden Herzen. Eigentlich wollen wir den Rest unseres Lebens hier bleiben.“

http://www.express.de/servlet/Satellite?pagename=XP/index&pageid=1006361736814&rubrik=268&artikelid=1094127437347


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

Under Bush Administration Environmental Protection Agency no longer considers Greenhouse Gases to be Pollutants

(excerpt)

<<<But under the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency no longer considers greenhouse gases to be pollutants >>

Automakers Attack Proposal to Address Global Warming

By DANNY HAKIM

Published: September 23, 2004

DETROIT, Sept. 22 - Automakers on Wednesday attacked a California plan to regulate automotive emissions of global warming gases.

The state's proposal "clearly goes far beyond what is reasonable and achievable," said Fred Webber, president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group that includes all of the major automakers except Honda and Nissan.

Mr. Webber spoke at a news conference a day before the California Air Resources Board is scheduled to begin two days of hearings on a plan to reduce automotive global warming emissions about 30 percent by the 2016 model year. A vote on the plan is expected Friday.

The plan, if it is approved and survives legal challenges, would have enormous implications for the efficiency of cars and trucks sold in California. It could also affect Northeastern states like New York that follow California's air pollution rules. It would be several years before a plan would begin to take effect, however, and a legal challenge is likely from the industry.

The Bush administration and other Republicans have generally rejected efforts to regulate global warming. But in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, has said he supports the emissions plan, which was signed by Gray Davis, the former Democratic governor.

Automakers have criticized the plan before, but they attacked it more directly Wednesday on several fronts. One of their main arguments is that the plan is pre-empted by Washington's authority to regulate fuel economy, because improving a car's fuel efficiency is by far the most significant way to cut emissions linked to climate change.

"This proposal is really a fuel economy rule and as such is clearly pre-empted by federal law," said Mr. Webber. "A lawsuit is certainly an option, especially when you're looking into the pre-emption issue," he added.

But emissions can be reduced modestly in ways other than improving fuel efficiency, for example by making changes to a car's air-conditioning system.

Part of the legal dispute centers on whether gases linked to global warming can be considered pollutants. If so, California has the authority to set its own air pollution regulations. But under the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency no longer considers greenhouse gases to be pollutants. California and several other states are suing the agency on the decision.

"California has the clear authority to regulate carbon dioxide as an air pollutant," said Roland Hwang, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We believe that attacking these global warming pollution standards is a losing proposition, both legally and politically."

Mr. Webber said that the industry estimated that California consumers would have to pay $3,000 more upfront for the average automobile when the plan was phased in. The state has estimated a $626 increased cost for cars and $955 for sport utility vehicles and other trucks, which would be easier to make up over time by saving money at the pump.

Mr. Webber also said that the plan as currently outlined "does not claim any significant air quality benefit and does not even attempt to quantify a single health benefit."

Environmentalists, citing a growing body of scientific research, have said that reducing emissions linked to climate change is an urgent concern. They cite trends including higher ozone levels, which contribute to health problems including asthma, as well as increased infectious disease and heat-related deaths.

Alliance officials said they believed global warming was a legitimate issue but did not have their own plan for addressing tailpipe emissions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/23/business/23clean.html


Informant: DitziSis

Tools to Fight Terrorism Act of 2004

Ashcroft Continues to Seek New Powers:

The latest proposed legislation -- "Tools to Fight Terrorism Act of 2004" (S. 2679) -- would increase the government’s powers to secretly obtain personal records without judicial review and limit judicial discretion over the use of secret evidence in criminal cases.

http://www.aclu.org/NationalSecurity/NationalSecurity.cfm?ID=16491&c=24
http://tinyurl.com/5g7fy


From Information Clearing House

Creep toward Nationwide Fingerprinting

Former CIA director sees slow creep toward nationwide fingerprinting:

American citizens face the prospect of having to submit fingerprints to the government to make it easier to fight terrorism, former CIA director James Woolsey says...

http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27362-1.html


From Information Clearing House

Anybody feel a draft : Bush’s war needs troops

Bush’s war needs troops:

Alarm is spreading that President Bush may seek a military draft, or mobilize more of the National Guard and Army Reserve, to obtain enough combat troops to wage his bogged-down Iraq war...

http://wvgazette.com/section/Editorials/200409213


Anybody feel a draft:

Universal National Service Act of 2003 (Introduced in House): H. R. 163:

To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes...

http://207.44.245.159/article6938.htm


From Information Clearing House

Every Death Creates New Enemies

Flash Presentation:
http://www.ericblumrich.com/pax.html


From Information Clearing House

Tremble tyrants. The Slaves are freed!

Everything the United States and the United Kingdom has done in Iraq, done to Iraq, and is planning to do for Iraq is illegal...

http://207.44.245.159/article6941.htm


From Information Clearing House

Illegal Orders give the US a Lock on Iraq's Economy

These little noticed orders lock in sweeping advantages to American firms, ensuring long-term U.S. economic advantage while guaranteeing few, if any, benefits to the Iraqi people...

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0805-07.htm


From Information Clearing House

If America were Iraq, What would it be Like?

Juan Cole: If America were Iraq, What would it be Like?

Violence killed 300 Iraqis last week, the equivalent proportionately of 3,300 Americans. What if 3,300 Americans had died in car bombings, grenade and rocket attacks, machine gun spray, and aerial bombardment in the last week?

http://207.44.245.159/article6940.htm


From Information Clearing House

Impeach Blair

There is no doubt Blair misled parliament over the war...

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1309808,00.html


Sign the Impeach Blair Petition Online

http://www.impeachblair.org/petition.shtml
http://www.impeachblair.org/


From Information Clearing House

MPs can end the Iraq folly

Tony Benn: MPs can end the Iraq folly:

This is a war that cannot be won - not least because it is being seen as a crusade against Islam. What is needed now is a vote in parliament to withdraw the troops on a fixed date - perhaps the end of this year - and for Britain to sponsor a resolution at the security council calling on the Americans to do the same...

http://207.44.245.159/article6939.htm


From Information Clearing House

Quit Iraq, and quit fast

Simon Jenkins: Quit Iraq, and quit fast. It's that simple:

The brave recourse now is to realism, to admit that a war which cannot be won should soonest be abandoned. Britain should leave Iraq in January, whatever a new American President decides...

http://207.44.245.159/article6942.htm


From Information Clearing House

Powell Suggests Iraq Critics Are Defeatist

Powell Suggests Iraq Critics Are Defeatist, Rattled
http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/43119|top|09-21-2004::09:06|reuters.html


From Information Clearing House

Are we in Saidad or Baghgon?

We are dealing in the cheapness of Iraqi lives while we Iraqicize them. Like the "liberated areas," the free-fire zones have begun to spread in Iraq's cities, as they once did in Vietnam's countryside...

http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=1839


From Information Clearing House

Zwangsarbeit im Rechtsstaat

http://tinyurl.com/5k8oj

More on Mental Health Screening

http://tinyurl.com/6t6t6

Genes From Engineered Grass Spread for Miles

http://tinyurl.com/3ul8e

The enemy is us

http://207.44.245.159/article6943.htm


Informant: Laurel

ACTIVISTS FIND MORE E-VOTE FLAWS

by Kim Zetter

Wired

September 22, 2004

http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65031,00.html
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65031-2,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65031-3,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next2


RELATED LINKS:

THE NATIONAL BALLOT INTEGRITY PROJECT TASK FORCE:
http://www.ballotintegrity.org

WIRED'S E-VOTING COVERAGE:
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/

BLACK BOX VOTING:
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/


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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/5279

CONTROLLING ELECTIONS THROUGH VOTING MACHINES (5/7/2003):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/5260


Informant: NHNE


Omega see also:
Activists demonstrate alleged flaws in voting software
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/politics/9734839.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Or have a look on the following site
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